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Programming the BeagleBone Black: Getting Started with JavaScript and BoneScript by Simon Monk

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A Linux Computer
In addition to acting as an embedded controller, the BeagleBone Black can also be used as a regular Linux computer. In this chapter, we explore this aspect of the board’s personality.
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Attaching the Keyboard, Mouse, and Screen
The BeagleBone Black has only one USB port (the type to which you attach a keyboard and mouse). Therefore, you will need to buy a USB hub to allow both items to be plugged in at the same time, as well as any other peripherals you may need. A more compact alternative is to use a wireless keyboard and mouse combo, which comes as a kit containing a single USB dongle that then connects wirelessly to a keyboard ...

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